How Great is His Love
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! —1 John 3:1 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: 1 John 3:1-10 When I was a child, each summer I visited my mom's side of the family in Honduras, about two hours from Belize by […]
Listen and Heed
Listen and hear my voice, pay attention and hear my words. —Isaiah 28:23 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 28:23-29 When they were little, my twin boys loved to climb, despite the many warnings from my mom and me. One day they were on the mango tree beside our house enjoying themselves. My mom, […]
The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life. —Psalm 121:7 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Psalm 121 The last time I visited my dad in The Bahamas,  I decided to join him for his morning walk-runs on the beach. I wasn't as fit or disciplined as he was, so […]
IN THE WORD with Pastor Craig Fritzler
As we approach the third anniversary of the LifeNet Blog this October,  posts will occasionally include conversations with members of LifeNet Church as they encourage us to spend time with God daily. That's just what Pastor Craig Fritzler did this past Sunday as he shared with our lead pastor, Kudzai Pahwaringira, what spending time with […]
To See Clearly
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. —Romans 12:2 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Romans 12 My favorite pair of sandals are dual-toned; the insoles and straps are black, while the sides and soles are a bright white. After a day outside, scuff marks and dirt can easily be seen on the white […]
Good Fruits
No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. —John 15:4 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: John 15:1-7 I love fruits—apples especially. Not only are they healthful, they’re also convenient. Often times when I’m in a rush to get to work and haven’t had breakfast, I grab an apple to […]
Only One Thing Matters
Few things are needed—or indeed only one.  —Luke 10:42 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 I knew I was stepping out of my comfort zone when I offered to host a friend’s farewell party. So, on the evening before when a little panic came over me, I sent a distress email to Theresa, […]
I Will Still Praise Him
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you. —Psalm 42:6 Click Here to Read Today's Scripture: Psalms 42 and 43 I saw the dark, threatening sky ahead as I drove home. The sky seemed to match my emotional state. That week had been excruciating. Life’s pressures seemed overwhelming. I had seldom felt […]
We Want We Wig!
David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone. —1 Samuel 17:50 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:12-50 Five of us siblings were in the backyard tossing around a wig that someone had given our mom but she never wore. Isaac was the oldest at ten, followed by Walter, Nigel, […]
In God’s Time
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. —Proverbs 6:9 Click Here to Read Today's Scripture: John 7:1-9 It was Monday night and time to meet with my Net Group; however, I didn’t feel excited as I normally would for our weekly Bible study. It had been a hard two […]
Flung for a Purpose
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. —Jeremiah 1:5a Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Jeremiah 1:1-10 Seventeen-year-old Isaac hunkered down with Grandpa Jim and cousins Walter and Levy as  Hurricane Hattie battered their large wooden house. Unable to withstand the category 4 force […]
A Service to God
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through…the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. —Romans 15:4 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Romans 15: 1-13 I had always loved reading and writing. There was always a lot on my mind and in my […]
Techie and Talkie
The human body has many parts…. So it is with the body of Christ. —1 Corinthians 12:12 (NLT) Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 My mom and I were planning to visit a few Mexican cities; we were familiar with two of them but had never been to the other two. I […]
Created to Do Good Works
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. —Ephesians 2:10 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 About 10 years ago, I built two identical benches from the same wood, both four feet long, both varnished. One of them found its usefulness at the foot of our bed. We […]
Come Out
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. —Psalm 32:5 Click Here to Read Today’s Scripture: Genesis 3:1-10 "I can’t find Jordan!” Bethany cried over the phone, pleading for me to join the search for my two-year-old grandson. We combed through the house, over every inch of the yard, […]